Metabolism of the explosive hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) in a contaminated vadose zone.

The aim of this study was to explore biodegradation potential of hexahydro-1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine (RDX) in a deep contaminated unsaturated zone over Israel's coastal aquifer. While anaerobic biodegradation potential was observed throughout the profile down to the water table at a depth of 45 m, aerobic biodegradation was limited to the surface of the… (More)